Since moving to Wichita, one of the organizations I've really enjoyed helping when I can, is the Kansas Humane Society. In fact, my wife and I weren't in town 4 months and we added this guy to our family.
A week ago today, 101.3 Today's KFDI changed ownership from Journal Broadcasting to merge and become a larger company with E.W. Scripps ....known for many thing including, yes, THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE.
I always tell people that if I didn't get into radio, I may have ended up an over the road trucker. Me, the open road, my BIG RIG!! I love long road trips. Always have. So imagine my excitement when I heard the news that that some brainy type had taken the time to create and optimize a route so I could take an EPIC U.S. ROAD TRIP. See all of the 48 lower in a little less than 10 days (that's with a co-pilot or no sleep, I'm thinking the former is safer for everyone involved. CLICK HERE (on on the map) to read about how Randy Olson planned the trip.
Let the debate rage over Daylight Savings Time. I found this VERY informative and eye opening video explaining EVERYTHING you may ever want to know about Daylight Savings Time!! After I finished watching it, I was ready to do away with it....you can make up your own mind.
Every once in a Millenium a song comes a long that defines a generation of Karaoke singers. It took one Karaoke host with a video camera and crafty editing skills to make us realize that maybe ...just maybe...that generation needs a new anthem or they just need to sing it better. Enjoy!
I like a lot of science fiction, but I'm not a space travel expert. Mind you, a former High School classmate of mine named Chris Cassidy is. He works for NASA, has been to the Space Station, has fought for our country.....a regular Captain America.
It always makes me happy when students and kids rally around the idea of "giving back"! It's important that if they are going to be the "future generation" that they understand the importance of being good citizens of the world we live in.
We were so lucky to have Brantley Gilbert stop by during Day 1of our 21st Annual St. Jude KFDI Radiothon. Brantley stopped by to meet a few lucky listeners, talk with them, answer some questions and tell some stories. He also talked to the listeners and to JJ about his new single, "One Hell Of An Amen" and what St. Jude Children's Research Hospital means to him.
This Super Bowl Sunday....dare to be a little different. Whether you're hosting or you're a guest, go outside your comfort zone and be adventurous. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the usual playbook: Pizza, 7 Layer Dip, Wings, Chili, Nachos, Ribs, etc. But if you're looking to throw in a couple of surprises, here are a couple of ideas. (These and more recipes can also be found on MY PINTEREST PAGE)